Bruce Jenner's Diane Sawyer Interview Is Officially Set

It's been two months since we first heard that Bruce Jenner would be sitting down with famed newscaster Diane Sawyer to discuss the details of his transition from male to female. We've been waiting on pins and needles to hear more details, and on Monday, April 6, ABC News announced that Jenner's interview with Sawyer will air this month!

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The two-hour special is titled "Bruce Jenner -- The Interview," and will air on ABC on Friday, April 24, at 9 p.m. ET. It's been described as "one part of Jenner's grand unveiling plan" in revealing his decision to become a woman. The Olympic gold medalist will reportedly follow that with a yet-untitled series on E! that he's been filming for months, which will document his transition.

A source close to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star revealed, "The world will see his full transformation ... it's a docuseries featuring the Jenner family talking about Bruce 'coming out.'"

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We've gotten a few sneak peaks at how the family really feels, but no one has flat out admitted yet that Bruce, 65, is becoming a woman. In February, Kim Kardashian told Entertainment Tonight that Bruce was "the happiest" she'd ever seen him. "I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he'll share whenever the time is right," she said. "I feel like that's his journey to talk about."

Bruce mom, Esther Jenner, also seemingly outed the athlete and reality star, when she told the Associated Press that same month that she's "more proud of him now" than ever, including when he won the gold medal for the decathlon in the 1976 Olympics.

She said, "It takes a lot of courage to do what he's doing ... he said, 'Mom, I'm still the same person.' He said, 'I'm still going to race cars, I'm still going to fly airplanes and I'm going to get my helicopter license.'"

After so many years of speculation and rumors, we're betting that Bruce is equal parts nervous and eager to share what he's going through publicly. Gender transition continues to be a controversial topic, and there's bound to be some backlash, but at the same time, it's incredibly emotionally painful to hide your true self at all times.

Good for Bruce for opening up about his decision, and we hope that his honesty about it helps others who are afraid to be who they really are.

Will you tune into Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer?

 

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